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Reach - the new enewsletter from CPO to help your church reach your communities

Here's the first edition of Reach - the new free enewsletter from CPO packed with ideas, tips, resources and more for you and your church ...

newsletter with tips, ideas and resources for your church
Stories, inspiration, links and tips to help your church tell your communities about Jesus

This is where the serious fun starts

Hi there – welcome to Reach, a new inspirational newsletter from CPO, packed with ideas, tips, stories and links to great resources to help your church share the good news of Jesus with your communities.

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God bless

Russ BravoCreative & Development Director, CPO

Stand up for

In this video on The Guardian's Comment Is Free website, stand up comedian Milton Jones – king of the surreal one-liners – explores if Christianity might just have given the world something more than men in silly dresses and pointy hats. Great conversation starter with atheists and agnostics, making a powerful point amongst the humour. 

Cardiff: loving the city

A group of churches sharing the same postcode in Cardiff have joined forces to bring their communities together through the gospel message, reports Inspire magazine

A year-long mission – called ILoveCF3 – has been running in the CF3 postcode area of the Welsh capital aimed at transforming lives and restoring communities.

Starting close to home

How can you reach your neighbours if you don't know them? Love your streets from Street Angels and Hope Together could help, or Christian community scheme Streetbank.

Outside towns and cities? Get help from Rural Ministries.

And here's great advice on community festivals from Share Jesus International.

Festive but not frantic

If Christmas makes you feel more frantic than festive, try some of these ideas from Woman Alive magazine to help you relax and keep Jesus at the centre of your celebrations.

Last year Liverpool churches brightened the place up at Christmas with a little yarn-bombing

Stuff to make you think

Blogger and church planter Jason Carter on why Generation Y (20 and 30 somethings) are unhappy

Eight tips for sharing your faith, from Andy Bannister of Ravi Zacharias Ministries, Canada

Seasonal moneysavers

Every newsletter we'll have either great offers, competitions or giveaways. Use the promo code CC13 to get 10% off Christmas cards until 1 December and we've got a copy of THE BIBLE TV series souvenir guide (worth £1.50) for the first 50 to ask for one.
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